HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia lawyer who served on a panel that settled the province's complex offshore ownership dispute with Ottawa has died.
Dara Gordon was a partner with Halifax-based law firm McInnes Cooper and served on its board of directors.
In a message on its website, the firm said Gordon died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer.
While working to resolve the federal-provincial Crown share dispute in 2008, Gordon recommended that Nova Scotia was entitled to a larger share of offshore royalties than the panel ultimately decided.
Gordon was also a former head of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corp. and the Atlantic Lottery Corp.